Open Door Policy
The Grove Academy encourages family involvement. We value the ideas, skills and knowledge that all family and community members may have, and we encourage their contributions into our service. We promote an Open Door Policy where family and community members are invited to contribute to our daily centre programs and any special events that occur at the centre.
TGA encourages open and trusting relationships between all staff and families. All staff members are encouraged to build relationships with parents by warmly welcoming them to the centre each day, asking questions and showing a genuine interest to get to know them and their child.
Parents are encouraged to write down and bring in photos of anything they’ve done over the weekend. This usually leads to a room project based around that topic. Following on from children’s home interests helps to give the child a feeling of familiarity within the centre and further enhances their sense of belonging.
At TGA we are passionate about our local community! We believe the local community is one of our most valuable resources and in turn, give back in any way we can. Our biggest fundraiser is for Pink Ribbon Day where The Grove Academy has raised over $6,000 for the Cancer Council since 2015. To continue to raise awareness for such charities, The Grove Academy endeavours to match any funds raised for these worthy causes. Other fundraisers held here at The Grove Academy include; Afternoon Teal for Ovarian Cancer Australia, the Bandaged Bear Appeal for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and The World’s Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation, to name a few! All parents and families are invited and encouraged to join us during these special events, it’s a great chance to socialise while giving back to the community!